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Air Cadets grounded?

Old 29th Sep 2019, 12:48
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Originally Posted by Bigpants View Post
Has anyone else witnessed Elementary Flying Training (EFT) cadet pilots being farmed out to AEF/UAS in order to help free up the training backlog?
Only, that's not what's happening. I was at Wittering recently talking to a couple of young officers holding on CUAS and 5 AEF. They are not 'grabbing' flying from cdts, they are acting in staff roles.
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Old 29th Sep 2019, 18:45
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Originally Posted by ExAscoteer View Post
Only, that's not what's happening. I was at Wittering recently talking to a couple of young officers holding on CUAS and 5 AEF. They are not 'grabbing' flying from cdts, they are acting in staff roles.
And that's happened for years. Happened when I was on a different UAS 13/14 years ago.
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Old 29th Sep 2019, 21:45
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Bigpants is correct. However, cadets are still flying.
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Old 30th Sep 2019, 01:06
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Originally Posted by DrinkGirls View Post
Bigpants is correct. However, cadets are still flying.
Not according to either 16(R) nor OC 5 AEF.
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Old 4th Oct 2019, 17:49
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OK look will ask when next flying but apparently these EFTS people are not holding pilots in staff positions but something else and yes the contracted RAF Flying Training System is a disaster area....well who would have predicted that?
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Old 5th Oct 2019, 09:32
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Originally Posted by muppetofthenorth View Post
And that's happened for years. Happened when I was on a different UAS 13/14 years ago.
Met a guy in Gib when I was there for ATC Camp summer '82; he was 'holding' and was posted in to be 'Deputy ACLO'.
Met the same guy at Finningley 2 years later; still 'holding'.
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 09:38
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Hi Chevron, I was going through advanced fast jet training in 1982 and became a QFI at Valley later that year. Never heard of any fast jet pilots holding for that long back then so assume he was another branch...Nav or perhaps multi engined?

He was the exception, I finished BFTS at Cranwell on the Thursday, cleared Friday and started at 4 FTS on the Monday!
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